Saracens Amateurs are on track for the London Double Header Development Festival. On Saturday September 7th the four London Aviva Premiership Rugby Clubs will battle it out at the London Double Header at Twickenham Stadium. London Irish will play Saracens and London Wasps will take on Harlequins. With plenty of speed on show in all four teams, the fixture is likely to be a try fest!
Saracens Amateurs U8’s are taking part in the London Double Header Development Festival at Richmond College on the morning of the London Double Header. Selected teams from the festival will then have the opportunity of making their Twickenham Stadium debut, by taking part in a tag rugby demonstration during half times at both matches that afternoon. These teams will be selected by the referees and age group organisers, in the morning and will be selected on the basis of spatial awareness, spatial preservation, and fair play.
Heathrow Express, official matchday sponsor of the London Double Header, are also supporting the London Double Header Festival including supplying T-shirts for the occasion. “These young rugby enthusiasts demonstrate why Heathrow Express are keen to be associated with Rugby – their speed, determination and team spirit mirrors the ethos of our service and commitment to our customers.” said Michael Walker, Head of Marketing and Brand for Heathrow Express.
The association with the great 15 person game of rugby has a special resonance with Heathrow Express as it takes 15 minutes to get from Heathrow to Central London, the luxury trains leave every fifteen minutes and it is 15 years since the first train ran.
Richard Barrington was on hand on Sunday to help with the coaching and to present the special shirts to the lucky youngsters.
Saracens U8 Team manager Nara Cravanzola commented “The players are very much excited about next week’s London Double Header Development Festival of Rugby and having Saracens professional player Richard Barrington come down to helps us with our preparation for the festival was brilliant. This has given them a real buzz for the season ahead and if they get a chance to showcase their skills next week on the hallowed turf of Twickenham I couldn’t imagine a better start to the season for them!”
The London Double Header in association with Heathrow Express returns to Twickenham on 7 September with two crucial Aviva Premiership Rugby matches: London Irish v Saracens followed by London Wasps v Harlequins.